This collection offers a series of essays highlighting many of the most controversial of contemporary issues relating to children, medicine and health care including the participation rights of children, genetic testing, male circumcision, organ donation, gender reassignment, the rights of autistic children, anorexia nervosa. Essays are written by a range of leading scholars across a range of disciplines. A number of the essays in this collection were previously published in the International Journal of Children's Rights.
Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College, London. He is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Children's Rights; Editor of the International Journal of Law in Context; Editor of Issues in Law and Society, General Editor of International Library of Medicine, Ethics and Law and joint-editor of the Current Legal Problems. He has published widely in the areas of family law, child law and policy, children's rights, medicine, ethics and the law and medical law, jurisprudence and legal theory.
Table of contents
Children’s Health and Children’s Rights: An Introduction
Listening and Responding? Children’s Participation in Health Care within England
Anita Franklin and
The Participation Rights of Premature Babies
Priscilla Anderson, Joanna Hawthorne and
Children and Research: A Risk of Double Jeopardy?
Lynn Hagger and
Of Newborns and Nubiles: Some Critical Challenges to Children’s Rights in Africa in the Era of HIV/Aids
Rights of the Autistic Child
Rosalind Ekman Ladd;
Caring for Children with Severe Disabilities: Boundaried and Relational Rights
Adolescent Gender Identity and the Courts
Anorexia Nervosa and its Moral Foundations
Short Changed? The Law and Ethics of Male Circumcision
Marie Fox and
Communication for Abandonment of Female Genital Cutting
Frail Connections: Legal and Psychiatric Knowledge Practices in U.S. Adjudication over Organ Donations by Children and Incompetent
Minors and Euthanasia
Debbie Mannaerts and
Our Inheritance, Our Future: Their Rights?
Sheila A.M. McLean and
J. Kenyon Mason;
Predictive Genetic Testing in Children and Respect for Autonomy